Please put these dates in your calendars:
THURSDAY 19th DECEMBER 7.30 pm
Christmas Carol Service followed by wine and refreshments
SUNDAY 22nd DECEMBER 6:30pm
Carol Service at Christ Church, Holloway
EVE TUESDAY 24th DECEMBER
- 4 pm The beautiful candlelit Christingle Service
- 10 pm Dethick Midnight Communion
- 11.30 pm Candlelit Midnight Mass with the blessing of the Crib
DAY WEDNESDAY 25th DECEMBER
- 9.30 am Sung Eucharist with Carols. Sherry and mince pies afterwards
- 11 am Holy Communion with Carols at Christ Church, Holloway.
SUNDAY 5th JANUARY FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 9:30am
Family Eucharist with the Ancient Ceremony of Chalking of the Door for the New Year. Come and collect your blessed chalk to bless your own homes for the new year!
SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 9:30am THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
The traditional Candlemas Blessing of Candles at the Family Eucharist
After discussion, the PCC have decided to make the minutes of meetings publicly available. They may be published in the parish magazine, on the parish website and on the church notice board.
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There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century.
The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.
As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted that we have a lot of weddings and baptisms at Saint Giles.
The church is open most mornings for quiet contemplation and prayer and also in the summer months during afternoons.
Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9:30 every Sunday morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Fun Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence and readings, a healing service, regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion, traditional evensong and a meditation group.
On the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in what is called ‘Godly Play’. We also have a number of social events. We share our Rector and work together with the Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway.
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